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26 April 1944 Mission #73 Target: Gutersloh

General briefings for (26) crews were held between 0230-0300 hours and take-offs commenced at 0550. Captain Good of the 579th and Lieutenant Jackson of the 576th Squadron were designated lead Bombardiers. Despite a forecast of lO/lOths coverage over the target area, no PFF radar lead ships were provided to lead the Group. As a result, all (26) aircrews did not bomb. No enemy opposition was encountered but (1) aircraft was damaged by flak upon return at 1045 hours.


26 APRIL 1944

MISSION #73      Target: Gutersloh

26 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 371

P Tyler, A.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Ricci, J.A. 2nd Lt.
N Bassett, E.F. 2nd Lt.
NG Podolski, P.D. S/Sgt.
E MacDonald, G.E. T/Sgt.
R Metz, W. S/Sgt.
RW Blaida, J.M. S/Sgt.
LW Brown, G.R. S/Sgt.
BT Crowley, C.J. S/Sgt.
TG Riley, A.J. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511

P Mathias, W.E. 1st Lt.
CP Jones, L.C. 2nd Lt.
N Mateyka, M.R. 2nd Lt.
B Jackson, G.J. 1st Lt.
B Thompson, M.A. 1st Lt.
E Chambless, S.L. T/Sgt.
R Slyhoff, K.G. T/Sgt.
RW Blackwell, R.B. S/Sgt.
LW Burke, W.N. S/Sgt.
BT Smock, J.M. S/Sgt.
TG Weverka, J.E. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 617

P Filkel, O.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Hurd, J.S. 2nd Lt.
N Tyson, E.E. 2nd Lt.
B Tudor, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Blevins, R.E. T/Sgt.
R Smith, R.C. T/Sgt.
RW Farmwalt, W.H. Pvt.
LW Kirkpatrick, H.K. S/Sgt.
BT Jarrett, C.W. S/Sgt.
TG Hoover, A.L. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 027

P Prell, D.D. 2nd Lt.
CP Weiss, D.B. 2nd Lt.
N Colbrook, W.L. 2nd Lt.
B Stetson, H.E. 2nd Lt.
E Backus, D.G. T/Sgt.
R Byler, H.J. T/Sgt.
RW Edwards, D.S. S/Sgt.
LW Simila, W. S/Sgt.
BT Pearson, B.T. S/Sgt.
TG Dreher, J.F. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 131

P Ellison, B.M. 1st Lt.
CP Jewett, G.A. 2nd Lt.
N Anderson, C.R. 2nd Lt.
N Hurdle, Q.C. 2nd Lt.
E Samples, H.F. T/Sgt.
R Jean, R.P. T/Sgt.
RW Patenaude, E.J. S/Sgt.
LW Picking, H.E. S/Sgt.
BT Tupper, J.A. S/Sgt.
TG Anderson, C.S. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 097

P Kamenitsa, W.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Graham, G.E. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Caulfield, J.J. 2nd Lt.
B Miller, G.A. 2nd Lt.
E Heater, E.J. S/Sgt.
R Trivison, J.R. S/Sgt.
RW Krejci, J.J. Sgt.
LW Guillot, O.R. Sgt.
BT Young, A.B. Sgt.
TG Morgan, L.C. Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 576th Sqdn.
A/C 129

P Acebedo, B.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Coe, V.E. 2nd Lt.
N Kramer, L.G. 2nd Lt.
B Robinson, W.F. 2nd Lt.
E Bullard, R.E. S/Sgt.
R Kauffman, T.H. S/Sgt.
RW Keller, C.T. Sgt.
LW Allred, E.L. Sgt.
BT Blaney, R.E. Pvt.
TG Abraham, R.A. Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 415

P Reed, J.W. IV 2nd Lt.
CP Bate, H.C. 2nd Lt.
N Birnbaum, S.I. 2nd Lt.
B Beezley, D.D. 2nd Lt.
E Jankowski, S.F. S/Sgt.
R Holling, J.H. S/Sgt.
RW McGinley, W. C. Sgt.
LW Hultengren, C.W. Sgt.
BT Minick, F. Sgt.
TG Shaeffer, J.O. Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 867

P Hunsaker, B.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Lach, R.F. 2nd Lt.
N Roy, D.G. 2nd Lt.
B Connery, M.J. 2nd Lt.
E Bodkins, F.C. S/Sgt.
R Rue, A.W. S/Sgt.
RW Ligon, A.C. Sgt.
LW Cristofaro, G.J. Sgt.
BT Friedel, C.F. Sgt.
TG Leech, R.M. Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 432

P Monroe, D.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Neill, C.W. 2nd Lt.
N Sackler, H.J. 2nd Lt.
B Benenson, M. 2nd Lt.
E Holmes, E.T. S/Sgt.
R Lancy, N.J. S/Sgt.
RW Hall, G.E. Sgt.
LW Lucas, L.M. Sgt.
BT Wambach, J. Sgt.
TG Desonne, M. Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 577th Sqdn.
A/C 546

CA Page, L. 1st Lt.
P Shere, F.C. Jr. 2nd Lt.
CP Zeman, M.R. F/O
N Ryan, P.J. 2nd Lt.
B Cox, R.B. 2nd Lt.
E Friesen, O.H. S/Sgt.
R Wilson, F.M. Jr. S/Sgt.
RW Bennett, F.A. Sgt.
LW Hampton, T.L. Sgt.
BT Maloy, J.B. Sgt.
TG Morris, M.O. Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 105

P Fogarty, D.M. 1st Lt.
CP Luce, A.W. 2nd Lt.
N Hess, D.W. 2nd Lt.
B Digman, T. Jr. 2nd Lt.
E Baxter, O. S/Sgt.
R Karaso, J.J. S/Sgt.
RW Harringer, J.J. Jr. Sgt.
LW Chiodo, M.A. Sgt.
BT Bonnassiolle, J.P. Sgt.
TG McDonald, R.L. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 100

P Lang, R.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Skaggs, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Reinoehl, W.T. 2nd Lt.
B Ferry, J.R. 2nd Lt.
E Verzyl, R.R. S/Sgt.
R Stanul, A.J. S/Sgt.
RW Coplin, G.R. Sgt.
LW Rudnitsky, B.E. Sgt.
BT Brown, R.T. Sgt.
TG Richter, E.R. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 548

P Eisermann, G.O. 2nd Lt.
CP Fothergill, C.E. 2nd Lt.
N Smith, J.W. 2nd Lt.
B Yacavone, J.P. 2nd Lt.
E Carlson, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Davis, R.D. S/Sgt.
RW Hall, N.L. Sgt.
LW McGlinn, M.J. Sgt.
BT Jenkins, R.N. Sgt.
TG Coleman, E.B. Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 764

P Rogers, G.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Weir, R.A. 2nd Lt
N Roper, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Kane, F.J. 2nd Lt.
E McCalicher, R.L. S/Sgt.
R Lawson, E.J. S/Sgt.
RW Longo, R.J. Sgt.
LW Andrews, H.L. Sgt.
BT Danford, R.W. Sgt.
TG Gienko, E.J. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 509

P Weinheimer, J. 2nd Lt.
CP Marshall, G.C. 2nd Lt.
N Gurwit, M.L. 2nd Lt.
B Ross, J.A. 2nd Lt.
E Aughinbaugh, C.L. S/Sgt.
R Sokol, A.R. S/Sgt.
RW Rich, N.P. Sgt.
LW Munford, B. Sgt.
BT Fink, B. Sgt.
TG Duffy, R.R. Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 028

P Morefield, H.F. 1st Lt.
CP Buchanan, R.P. 1st Lt.
N McSweeney, J.D. 2nd Lt.
NG Wilk, H. S/Sgt.
E Kottke, A.H. T/Sgt.
R Whitmore, B. T/Sgt.
RW White, T. T/Sgt.
LW Brent, L.H. S/Sgt.
BT Harris, J.N. S/Sgt.
TG Reed, B.P. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 578th Sqdn.
A/C 552

CA Polking, W.A. Lt. Col.
P McGregor, J.A. Capt.
CP Taylor, R.E. 2nd Lt.
N Swangren, R. 1st Lt.
B Kennedy, T. 1st Lt.
B Good, R.E. 1st Lt.
E Galloway, W.E. T/Sgt.
R West, G.E. T/Sgt.
RW Putnam, N.I. S/Sgt.
LW Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
BT Long, B. S/Sgt.
TG Housteau, J.M. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 427

P Wyatt, B.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Tufts, A.M. 2nd Lt.
N Franke, D.N. 2nd Lt.
NG Durant, W. T/Sgt.
E Gilmore, E.E. S/Sgt.
R Monroe, R.W. S/Sgt.
RW Sorrells, J.F. Sgt.
LW Thompson, R.E. Sgt.
BT Harbaugh, D.E. S/Sgt.
TG Archambeau, A.P. Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 472

P Brunn, W.S. 2nd Lt.
CP Reinbold, H.L. F/O
N Griffith, R.C. 2nd Lt.
B Coyle, J.D. 2nd Lt.
E Harris, W.T. S/Sgt.
R Adams, R.V. T/Sgt.
RW Wright, J.K. S/Sgt.
LW Womer, W.S. S/Sgt.
BT Goric, R.D. S/Sgt.
TG Fund, E.J. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 544

P Hunt, N.J. 2nd Lt.
CP Roetzel, P.B. 2nd Lt.
N Shelton, O.W. 2nd Lt.
B Sullivan, F.J. 2nd Lt.
E McKinzie, W.L. S/Sgt.
R Wilkinson, H.C. S/Sgt.
RW Osment, M. Sgt.
LW Bennett, G.H. S/Sgt.
BT Jackson, L.A. Sgt.
TG McEwan, D.L. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 789

P Gann, D.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Dick, W.C. 2nd Lt.
N Spensley, R.E. 2nd Lt.
B Cunniff, V.L. 2nd Lt.
E Shrader, C. S/Sgt.
R Carroll, J.T. S/Sgt.
RW Anderson, A.R. Sgt.
LW Puchir, J. Sgt.
BT Reynolds, R.L. Sgt.
TG Sinclair, R.E. Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 448

P Fryman, B. 2nd Lt.
CP Barber, K.A. 2nd Lt.
N Young, R.L. 2nd Lt.
B Christian, N.R. 2nd Lt.
E Viosca, R.C. S/Sgt.
R Myers, J.M. S/Sgt.
RW Reilly, C.J. S/Sgt.
LW Childress, W.J. Sgt.
BT Chaplinsky, W.A. Sgt.
TG Grossi, R.H. Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 649

P Darnell, J.F. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Slagle, E.E. 2nd Lt.
N Stasney, A.J. 2nd Lt.
B Lory, R.C. 2nd Lt.
E Whitaker, J.W. T/Sgt.
R Mandel, R.F. T/Sgt.
RW Rego, M.A. S/Sgt.
LW Sundo, J.R. S/Sgt.
BT Courtney, E.J. S/Sgt.
TG Ward, L.E. Sgt

26 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 062

CA Holloman, C.C. Capt.
P Lotterhos, R.H. Jr. 1st Lt.
CP Zolomy, E. M. 1st Lt.
N Healing, K.A. 2nd Lt.
B Rodriguez, J.B. 2nd Lt.
E Thompson, R.L. T/Sgt.
R Garay, M.W. T/Sgt.
RW Quick, L.I. S/Sgt.
LW Rebiejo, F. S/Sgt
BT Bunyea, E.W. S/Sgt.
TG Moody, C.B. S/Sgt.
NG Ward, W.D. S/Sgt.

26 Apr 1944 579th Sqdn.
A/C 615

P Schumacher, R.L 2nd Lt.
CP Prouse, H.W. 2nd Lt.
N Sullivan, J.J. 1st Lt.
NG Rothrock, C.T. S/Sgt.
E Pearson, W.M. T/Sgt.
R Sullivan, W. T/Sgt.
RW Hargrave, R.O. S/Sgt.
LW Hixon, R.D. T/Sgt.
BT Goldberg, M.R. S/Sgt.
TG Gaudreau, H.P. S/Sgt.

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